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English definition of “credit card”

credit card

noun [C]
 
 
COMMERCE a small plastic card that can be used to buy goods or services and then pay for them at a later time: accept/take credit cards Online merchants rely on electronic payments, and it would hurt their businesses if they did not accept credit cards.pay with a/by credit card We do not take cheques, but you can pay by cash, credit card, or debit card.credit card balance/bill/debt Almost two thirds of us don't clear our credit card balance every month.
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